1FA, Broadgate

London, EC2
British Land & GIC
Practical completion 2019
393,000 sq ft GIA
Office, retail

AHMM, Architect
Arup, Structural and Buiding Services engineers
Equals, Cost consultant
DP9, Planning consultant

Continuing the evolution of Broadgate as a dynamic world class destination, the refurbishment of the 286,000 sq ft NIA of 1FA, Broadgate bolsters vibrancy and permeability to the western edge of Finsbury Avenue Square.  With new facades on the ground level to better engage the public realm, the scheme revives an old throughroute while introducing significant new retail and leisure uses on the street and basement levels.  Above ground, the sensitive refurbishment within the listed retained envelope delivers modern, flexible offices and a roof terrace.  

M3 led the team from initial feasibility options, through design, planning and construction. 

Related projects
Broadgate, Broadgate 2020, 2-3 Finsbury Avenue, 5 Broadgate100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate Circle

Project highlights

  • Supporting the negotiation process with English Heritage to agree the listing
  • Garnering support for proposed design interventions including roof terrace
  • Leading the team through the planning consultation and application process
  • Enhancing retail and leisure provision
  • Assisting with marketing to secure pre-lets for 80% of the building
  • Liaising with pre-let tenant to accommodate a cinema within the building post-consent
  • New London Architecture Award for Unbuilt Winner - Offices in 2018 and New London Awards 2020 Conserving Prize
  • BCIA Commercial Property of the Year 2020
  • Civic Trust Award 2021
  • AIA UK Exemplary Performance in Sustainabillity Award 2021
  • Shortlisted for 2020 AJ100 Building of the Year, RIBA London Award, BCO Refurbished Recycled Workplace and Building London Planning Award for Best New Place to Work